Fuyu Persimmon Carpaccio with San Daniele Ham, Manchego, Pecans & Aged Balsamic

I was walking in Chinatown the other day and came across a street vendor with a giant stall of Fuyu persimmons. I haven’t cooked much with persimmons before which is a shame because i just recently discovered what a versatile, delicious and beautiful ingredient it can be. After buying a bagful for a bargain i […]


Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Mushrooms, Herbs & Pickled Golden Raisins

I love to jump head-first into the culinary wonderland with no particular plan of action (I recommend you wear a helmet though. One is never too cautious). Dishes you create in the spur of the moment are often the best and this salad is the perfect example. It started out as a vague attempt at […]


Olive Oil-Poached Salmon Belly Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

There are rumors out there that chefs keep the best cuts of meat or fish for themselves. While i should really try to extinguish such rumors i’m gonna go ahead and admit my guilt and point my finger at my fellow professionals as well. Chefs are bastards after all, for the most part. I’m guilty […]


Shrimp Salad w/ Fava Beans, Corn, Avocado, Heirloom Tomatoes and Smoked Bacon

This is what i feel like eating on hot summer days. It would make the perfect picnic salad even though the simple idea of a picnic has become a distant, unrealistic dream for me. My work schedule won’t allow anything remotely relaxing until at least… december 2012! [insert sympathetic moans here] Anyone wants to start […]


My Guest Post on Rasa Malaysia: Grilled Shrimp with Green Papaya and Mango Salad

Hey friends! Something exciting! Head over to Rasa Malaysia and check out my guest post. The lovely and uber-talented Bee of Rasa Malaysia was kind enough to leave me the keys of her fantastic blog for the duration of a post. I got distracted and i think i forgot to turn off the gas when […]